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Buhari pardons Enahoro, Ambrose Alli posthumously

Buhari pardons Enahoro, Ambrose Alli posthumously
April 09
19:34 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to Ambrose Alli, a former governor of Bendel state, and Anthony Enahoro, a nationalist who moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence.

Also pardoned were Moses Effiong, a retired colonel; EJ Olanrewaju, a retired major; and Ajayi Olusola Babalola.

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, announced the pardon at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

He also said Buhari had approved amnesty for 2,600 inmates across various custodial centres in the country.

The minister, however, said the president’s amnesty will not apply to inmates sentenced for violent extreme offences such as terrorism, kidnapping, armed banditry, rape, human trafficking, culpable homicide, among others.

Speaking at the briefing, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, said 39 of the inmates were granted clemency – four of which are at the Kuje Custodial Centre.

Malami said the government’s action was in line with the advice of the UN which called on countries of the world to reduce the population of prisons so as to encourage social distancing.

Ja’afaru Ahmed, controller-general of the Nigeria Correctional Service, said there are 73,756 inmates in custodial centres all over the country, with 51,983 of them on the awaiting trial list.

Effiong

In 1994, the regime of Sani Abacha, a military dictator, had put Enahoro on trial for treason for leading the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) which sought the re-validation of June 12, 1993 election which had returned MKO Abiola as president.

The military regime of Buhari had sentenced Alli to 100 years in prison for allegedly misappropriating funds for a road project.

While Effiong was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for alleged concealment of treason in the coup led Mamman Vatsa allegedly led against Babaginda in 1986.

He was later released in 1993.

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